Author Archives: biochembelle

2018: a year of building

It’s funny… As my life becomes more frenetic, I’ve found myself more consistently making time in the early morning to catch up on my RSS feeds. This morning, I saw Megan Poorman’s post about setting a theme for the year, … Continue reading

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I should be sleeping

But it’s hard to sleep these days, even when I’m exhausted. It’s the stress and the excitement and the long list of things to get done. In a little over a month, I’ll be in a new place. It’s not … Continue reading

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The cost of networking

We talk a lot about how networking is really important. And it is. Many collaborations, jobs, and other professional (and personal) opportunities arise out of connections made with others, often at conferences or local happy hours or any other number … Continue reading

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A place for the stories of science & its harms

We were on a fast train from Brescia to Venice, my partner and I seated on opposite sides of one of the tables that filled the cars. Across the aisle, a middle-aged white couple sat on one side, an older … Continue reading

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Worlds within worlds of careers

Over the last couple of years, I’ve chatted with grad students and postdocs one-on-one about careers beyond the bench. Often conversations start with something like, “I’m interested in science policy.” or “I think I might like to do science communication.” They … Continue reading

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